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theposterformallyknownas Wed 29-Oct-14 23:13:13

Hello on a nc as have posted too much on other name.

Looking for audition and concert pieces for dd , not really modern theatre except for the more operatic pieces.
She enjoys folk, Italian Arias, some church music, and standards

Examples: Ash Grove, Last Rose of Summer, The fishers song, The sun whose Rays, The sound of music, songs from The Secret garden.
A Clare Benediction, Ave Maria, Amazing Grace, Panis Angelicus, voi che sepate, O mio Babino Caro.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Somewhere over the rainbow etc.

I know there are lots of gems out there that I probably have never heard and she drives me mad for more suggestions.

Some more church type psalms or uplifting spiritual songs would be a huge help.

Help, please.

Theas18 Thu 06-Nov-14 22:27:04

Amarilli mia Bella

Peter warlock songs - these two are Christmassy but totally hauntingly lovely and a little unusual ( depending of course on the musical areas you concentrate on) :
The first mercy
Bethlem down

Purcell songs:
Music for a while
Where the bee sucks

Folk songs :
She moves through the fair
The sprig of thyme ( love this , needs a smile and a twinkle in the eye!)
The lark in the clear air
The Sally gardens
Kelvin grove
The waters of Tyne

23rd psalm to brother James air

Dowland lute songs - particularly the lachrymae (flow my tears)
Also ,come again sweet love
Can she excuse my wrongs
Now o now we needs must part
Fine knacks for ladies
( bloody love Dowland!)

Messiah arias:
I know that my redeemer liveth
He shall feed his flock

Laudate dominum

And of course ....sniffle ... Faure pie Jesu from the requiem

That's just a broad selection of the stuff that springs to mind in various categories. Depends what suits your dds voice. Eldest had a very " boy treble" sound until recently and these suited well though the messiah stuff was too " big" for her to perform solo really. Don't be afraid of simple stuff performed with big presence and commitment to words and mood eg if you choose Dowland look behind it - it's often cheeky ( sometimes down right Tudor rude!) and politically subversive!

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